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‘Honour killing’: Couple murdered on jirga’s order in Karachi, nine arrested

KARACHI: Police have arrested nine men for allegedly killing a couple in the name of honor on the orders of jirga or elders’ council in the city’s Mominabad area, ARY News reported on Monday. SP Orangi Abid Baloch said the couple hailing from Kohistan was killed for honor some twelve days back by girl's family members who were carrying out the orders of the elders’ council. He said nine people have been arrested in connection with the killing of the couple, who have confessed to the crime. The victim couple had…

Four drowned as chairlift plunges in River Indus in Kohistan

PESHAWAR: Four people were killed on Friday as a chairlift plunged into the Indus River near Sammar Nallah area in district Upper Kohistan. The deceased were crossing the river from Shitial to Tangir area of Gilgit-Baltistan, when the string holding the chairlift broke into two pieces, plunging them into the fast flowing river. Deputy commissioner Upper Kohistan Muhammad Asif confirmed that the dead are from Tangir area. He said that divers are busy in fishing out the drowned persons, but their chances of survival are…